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The Godforsaken Country

Virendra Kapoor

The famous Kalkaji Mandir in south Delhi, daily attracting thousands of devotees, is mired in a bitter fight over the rival claims to perform puja

A Temple Lost and Found

The discovery last month of a set of ancient ruins in Bhubaneswar and the damage done to it raise questions about how development work is undertaken around heritage sites

Chiang Mai: City of Gods

In Chiang Mai, home to over 300 Buddhist Temples, don’t be surprised to run into Shiva or Ganesha

A Tale of Two Temples

Sabarimala and Ayodhya: from the fluidity of Hinduism to the certainties of social engineering

A Vandalised Civilisation

Post Independence, in our collective zeal to present a politically correct version of history, we have ensured that Delhi’s and north India’s Hindu heritage remains hostage to a mix of distortions and apathy

The Hindu Inflexion

The domes of Babri Masjid fell on the remains of the Nehruvian consensus. The aftershocks are being felt even today

Editor’s Note: Demolition-Reclamation-Reinvention

A temple in Modi’s India, if his words are any indication, cannot afford to be incompatible with the spirit of modernisation he has unleashed

Mark Tully: The Witness

Mark Tully, who reported it for the world from ground zero, watched some leaders asking the police to stay away and Sangh volunteers breaching police cordons with ease. Then they began to climb up the domes of the mosque and started hacking away at the mortar

Kameshwar Chaupal: The First Kar Sevak

Kameshwar Chaupal, now 61, recounts the exact moment he was called onto the stage in Ayodhya with Sangh Parivar stalwarts and told that he would lay the first brick at the construction site of the proposed Rama temple

In the Name of Rama

From behind the scenes as well as the frontline, they provided the intellectual, political and spiritual ballast to a movement that culminated on Demolition Day

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